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From left, European players Jamie Donaldson, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose pour champagne over captain Paul McGinley as they celebrate winning the 2014 Ryder Cup.
From left, European players Jamie Donaldson, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose pour champagne over captain Paul McGinley as they celebrate winning the 2014 Ryder Cup.

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland – In listening to victorious European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, it becomes clear not only why his team defeated a dysfunctional U.S. team but also about the man for whom every European player wanted to compete.

On Monday, basking in the glow of the Ryder Cup sitting just in front of him, McGinley spoke of how well the competition had gone for his players and how grateful he is to have been involved with six winning Ryder Cup teams. That's something that no U.S. captain nor player will ever have a chance to say.

“My ...

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September 29, 2014 | 2:06 p.m.

McDowell, Rose lead Europeans' Ryder Cup grades

Graeme McDowell during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Graeme McDowell during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

In their 16.5-11.5 win over the U.S. during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland, the European players earned largely positive grades for their performances. Check out our senior writers' assessments of each contribution to the victorious Team Europe effort (and click here to see our list of Team USA grades).

• Thomas Bjorn (0-3) . . . D

Skinny: Squandered chance to beat Fowler and Walker in opening four-balls, then played just 30 holes over next two matches

Jamie Donaldson (3-1) . . . A-

Skinny: Lost in four-balls, but rock-solid in foursomes alongside Lee Westwood and what’s not to love ...

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Jeff Babineau
Tom Watson waves to the crowd after the presentation ceremony for the 2014 Ryder Cup, which his U.S. team lost.
Tom Watson waves to the crowd after the presentation ceremony for the 2014 Ryder Cup, which his U.S. team lost.

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland –– Well, here we go again, Monday after the Ryder Cup, and no need to send the U.S. uniforms to the dry cleaners because they’ve been soaked in champagne.

Once more, Europe partied through the night, and the American camp went sleepless.

Or at least we hope the American camp didn't sleep. It’s time to find some hard answers.

There was a tiny glint of hope on Sunday, with some early red upon the board, but Europe had an answer. That’s been a big part of the problem over these last, oh, 10 Ryder ...

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Golfweek Staff
Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Sergio Garcia and Jim Furyk during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Here are the records of the players in the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland, which Europe won 16.5-11.5, along with updated career records (listed in order of career Ryder Cup wins):

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Europe

Lee Westwood . . . 2-2-0 . . . 20-15-6

Sergio Garcia . . . 2-1-1 . . . 18-9-5

Ian Poulter . . . 0-1-2 . . . 12-4-2

Justin Rose . . . 3-0-2 . . . 9-3-2

Graeme McDowell . . . 3-0-0 . . . 8-5-2

Rory McIlroy . . . 2-1-2 . . . 6-4-4

Henrik Stenson . . . 3-1-0 . . . 5-4-2

Martin Kaymer . . . 1-1-2 . . . 4-3-3

Jamie Donaldson . . . 3-1-0 . . . 3-1-0

Thomas Bjorn . . . 0-2-1 . . . 3-4-2

Victor Dubuisson . . . 2-0-1 . . . 2-0-1

Stephen Gallacher . . . 0-2-0 . . . 0-2-0

• • •

U.S.

Phil Mickelson . . . 2-1-0 . . . 16-19-6

Jim Furyk . . . 1-3-0 . . . 10-20-4

Zach Johnson . . . 0-2-1 . . . 6-6-2

Keegan Bradley ...

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Europeans Rory McIlroy, left, and Graeme McDowell celebrate after each won their singles match Sunday at the Ryder Cup.
Europeans Rory McIlroy, left, and Graeme McDowell celebrate after each won their singles match Sunday at the Ryder Cup.

The Ryder Cup is staying in Europe.

The Europeans earned seven points in Sunday's singles session at Gleneagles to defeat the Americans, 16 1/2 - 11 1/2, and win their third straight Ryder Cup.

The Europeans entered Sunday with a 10-6 lead and Rory McIlroy earned them the first point of the day with a 5-and-4 rout of Rickie Fowler. Jamie Donaldson, a European Ryder Cup rookie, later recorded a 4-and-3 victory over Keegan Bradley to win the deciding point for Europe.

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Here's how it all unfolded Sunday in Scotland – you ...

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September 28, 2014 | 12:31 p.m.

Tait: Europe shows Ryder Cup dominance again

Alistair Tait
Europe’s Rory McIlroy, Stephen Gallacher, Jamie Donaldson and Henrik Stenson celebrate winning the 2014 Ryder Cup.
Europe’s Rory McIlroy, Stephen Gallacher, Jamie Donaldson and Henrik Stenson celebrate winning the 2014 Ryder Cup.

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland – Let the soul searching begin. Once again a United States team leaves a Ryder Cup asking the same question: What do we have to do to win Samuel Ryder’s prized chalice?

Europe’s 16.5-11.5 victory makes it three in a row for the Europeans, the sixth victory in the last seven matches and eight of the last ten.

We’re talking domination, folks.

Get ready for the usual platitudes from another losing U.S. team: They just played better than us; they holed the putts when it mattered; they jelled better, yada, yada, yada. Sorry ...

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Victor Dubuisson during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Victor Dubuisson during the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

The final Ryder Cup singles match Sunday features Zach Johnson of the U.S. taking on Victor Dubuisson of Europe at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland.

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Hole No. 18: Par 5, 513 yards

Both miss the green with their second shots on this par 5. Short games are tested for both players. Dubuisson, who showed off his exemplary short game at the Accenture Match Play Championship in February, doesn ...

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September 28, 2014 | 12:07 p.m.

Recap: Jimmy Walker d. Lee Westwood, 3 and 2

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Jimmy Walker at the 2014 Ryder Cup
Jimmy Walker at the 2014 Ryder Cup

Jimmy Walker went bogey-free through 16 holes with eight birdies, taking down Lee Westwood 3 and 2.

The rookie earned his first full point for the United States with the win over the veteran Westwood.

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Hole No. 16: Par 5, 518 yards

Walker sends his second shot onto the green, but far from the hole, while Westwood lays up and nearly holes out on his third shot for eagle ...

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September 28, 2014 | 12:03 p.m.

Recap: Ian Poulter vs. Webb Simpson, halved

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Ian Poulter will play Webb Simpson in a singles match Sunday at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Ian Poulter will play Webb Simpson in a singles match Sunday at the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Ian Poulter and Webb Simpson went back and forth all day, but Poulter's birdie on the par-5 18th hole halved the match.

Poulter remains undefeated in singles at the Ryder Cup with the half-point.

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Hole No. 18: Par 5, 513 yards

Simpson puts his third shot close at the par 5. He watches on as Poulter sends a long, winding eagle attempt toward the hole.

Poulter misses the ...

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September 28, 2014 | 11:41 a.m.

Recap: Jamie Donaldson def. Keegan Bradley, 5 and 3

Golfweek Staff
Jamie Donaldson at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
Jamie Donaldson at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

The 10th Ryder Cup singles match Sunday features Keegan Bradley of the U.S. taking on Jamie Donaldson of Europe at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland.

Follow the highlights right here – and scroll down for a look at their bios:

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Hole No. 15: Par 4, 463 yards

Bradley in the rough off the tee and his approach shot is just left of the hole, and it settles about 25 feet away. Donaldson with just under 150 yards into the hole and he sticks it ...

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September 28, 2014 | 11:15 a.m.

Recap: Matt Kuchar def. Thomas Bjorn, 4 and 3

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Matt Kuchar during Sunday singles play at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Matt Kuchar during Sunday singles play at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

The seventh Ryder Cup singles match Sunday saw Matt Kuchar of the U.S. take control before the turn against Thomas Bjorn of Europe and hang on for a 4-and-3 victory at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland.

The highlight of an otherwise quiet match was Kuchar's approach shot from the eighth fairway – where he holed out to go 3 up.

Recap the highlights right here – and scroll down for a look at their bios:

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Hole No. 15: Par 4, 463 yards

After halves ...

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September 28, 2014 | 10:59 a.m.

Recap: Justin Rose vs. Hunter Mahan, halved

Golfweek Staff
Justin Rose during Sunday singles play at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Justin Rose during Sunday singles play at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

The fourth Sunday singles match of the 2014 Ryder Cup saw Hunter Mahan of the U.S. bogey the 18th to halve with Justin Rose of Europe at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland.

Mahan led 4 up at one point during the front nine and saw his lead erased after the turn before battling back to lead again; 1 up and greenside in two at the par-5 18th, the American's short game deserted him.

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Phil Mickelson walks to the first tee before his match with Stephen Gallacher.
Phil Mickelson walks to the first tee before his match with Stephen Gallacher.

After getting a day off on Saturday, Phil Mickelson played steady golf all day in a 3-and-1 victory over Stephen Gallacher on Sunday at the Ryder Cup.

Here's how it all unfolded:

• • •

Hole No. 17: Par 3, 194 yards

Stephen Gallacher doesn't find the green until his third shot and he concedes the hole and match.

THRU 17: Mickelson wins, 3 and 1

• • •

Hole No. 16: Par 5, 518 yards

Phil Mickelson drains a 3-footer for birdie to win the hole ...

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September 28, 2014 | 10:42 a.m.

Recap: Patrick Reed def. Henrik Stenson, 1 up

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Patrick Reed celebrates during Sunday singles play at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.
Patrick Reed celebrates during Sunday singles play at the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland.

In a Sunday singles match that saw seven lead changes, Patrick Reed of the U.S. defeated Henrik Stenson of Europe, 1 up, in the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland.

Reed put his emotions on display, even shushing the European gallery at one point. Stenson was steady throughout before missing a short birdie putt at the 18th that could have earned a half-point.

Recap the highlights right here – and scroll down for a look at their bios:

• • •

Hole No. 18 ...

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September 28, 2014 | 10:26 a.m.

Recap: Graeme McDowell def. Jordan Spieth, 2 and 1

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Graeme McDowell plays a shot off the third tee during his singles match against Jordan Spieth at the Ryder Cup.
Graeme McDowell plays a shot off the third tee during his singles match against Jordan Spieth at the Ryder Cup.

Facing a 3-down deficit at the turn, Graeme McDowell won five of the next six holes in securing a 2-and-1 victory over Jordan Spieth to secure Europe's 12th point of the Ryder Cup.

See how it all unfolded:

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Hole No. 17: Par 3, 194 yards

From 53 feet, Jordan Spieth leaves his birdie attempt about 2 feet short. Graeme McDowell finds a greenside bunker off the tee and hits the hole on the sand shot, running out to about 7 feet. He ...

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